hello, lovebugs! i hope you got all your work done for the week, because you deserve a BREAK! enjoy yourself this weekend..i know i will! my bestest girlfriend, taylor is flying into LAX in just a few hours and i could not be more excited! we have a huge list of things to do and see and eat and drink, starting with the broad this evening.
(keep an eye out for that blog post coming soon! this museum is RAD, so rad it’s sold out, and you won’t want to miss it.)
alrighty lovebugs, long time no flex i know. but we’re back and flexing and talking leg day today!
my training had been a lot of volume recently, which i hated because it means i couldn’t lift as heavy, and quite honestly it made for boring workouts. i mean imagine doing 7 sets of like 20 reps…..it gets kinda old after the 4th set. sometimes you have to mix up your training a little bit to make progress!
my coach actually switched things up a few weeks ago, and i’m starting to get some strength back! thank goodness for lower rep ranges!!
one exercise i’ve been doing a lot of is leg press. I LOVE LEG PRESS, okay? there’s so many different things you can do with a leg press that you can’t really ever get tired of it.
oh, you didn’t know that? well let me just clue you in! 😉
here’s a quick video to show you a couple variations that i do.
these can all target different areas of the leg simply depending on foot placement!
easy enough right?
so just remember:
– if you wanna hit the glutes/hammies, high & wide or high & narrow.
– if you wanna hit your quads, the basic stance or neutral & narrow.
and don’t forget that you can do calves on a leg press too!!
okay, now go! do some legs! move some weight! wooo!
i haven’t done a sporty/athleisure/gym-wear outfit post in a hot minute, and i’ve been DYING to show off these pants. i mean LOOK AT THEM! i think i’m even more partial to them because they’re a part of the buff bunny collection. and if you know me at all you know i’m obsessed with heidi somers.
surprisingly even though the mesh isn’t stretchy they are still super comfortable and easy to move in. they’re actually one of my favorite pairs of pants to wear for leg day, because they are squat/bend proof. the fabric quality is nice and thick, which means everything’s sucked in and kept in place. basically you’re legs are gonna look goooooood girl. 😉
while i do love this look for an everyday, running around town kind of outfit, i must be honest and say i’d probably never wear this to the gym. i don’t know why, maybe it’s just the modesty, but i can’t bring myself to wear a crop top to the gym. i see girls rock it all the time (sometimes even just a sports bra), but it’s just not for me. i do have a super cute black tank that i wear with these pants though. regardless, an all black gym look is my absolute favorite. #beaBA
also, if you’re wondering how i snagged a pair of these adidas nmd runners that are always sold out, it’s because ya girl has got connections. just kidding. i actually just knew the time and day they were being released and jumped at them quick! i picked mine up at finish line but they sell them at my favorite women’s athletic wear store six02, too!